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Posts published in January 2011

Friday’s Flavor: Truth about carbs

 “Is butter a carb?” Even “Mean Girls” character Regina George isn’t quite sure about the truths of carbohydrates. So I’m here to tell you the facts. What exactly is a carbohydrate, what do they do, and ultimately, are low-carbohydrate diets healthy? To begin, there are…

Despite present problems, the future is promising

“We will move forward together, or not at all -– for the challenges we face are bigger than party, and bigger than politics.” Those, in my mind, were the most important lines President Barack Obama uttered on Tuesday during his third State of the Union…

MTV doesn’t need music anymore

Nostalgia is the worst thing that has ever infected our jaded generation. Social networking has become a nonstop assault on reclaiming childhood. Facebook often becomes little more than Nickelodeon inspired navel-gazing. Twitter has collectively allowed #whatIlovedaboutthe90s to be an almost weekly hashtag. I understand that…

Research funding should not be ammo for legal battles

There is a lot of pride for the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Peoria. As the burial place of Susan G. Komen, Peoria’s annual Race for the Cure raises millions of dollars every year. Since its creation in 1982, the foundation has raised $1 billion…

Resignation further proof all is not well in Senate

We wish we were surprised when news came that former student body Treasurer Andrew Kerr had tendered his resignation. Kerr, who also serves as the Scout business manager, told the paper this week he was simply moving on to other activities. Fair enough. What he…

Campus construction moves indoors: Neumiller, Marty get new seats

Bradley will continue to see renovations on campus with several construction projects throughout the semester. “I’ve been here 25 years, and it’s the most [construction] we’ve done [at once] by far,” Facilities Management Director Ron Doerzaph said. Currently, construction is being done on the Hayden…

Geisert cafeteria expansion begins on building’s exterior

Chelsea Graham is already looking forward to August, when the renovation of Geisert Hall’s cafeteria will be completed. “It sounds like a great renovation,” the freshman biology major said. “I can’t wait for it to be done and enjoy the new meal options. Also it…

Leno’s promise fulfilled: Engineering students visit star’s garage

For fourteen mechanical engineering seniors, a trip to California with an invite from “Late Night” host Jay Leno proved to be a look into the passion of one man as well as a peek into the future of transportation. “It was a great opportunity for…

University Police Department planning February move to Campustown

Bradley’s Police Department will be at home in its new location in less than a month. Lt. Troy Eeten said the department is still in planning stages for the Feb. 14 move to office space in CampusTown.“We are preparing to prepare,” he said. “We’re going…

Student-run rock show dazzles at Late Night BU

This was no ordinary Late Night BU. Last Friday’s event drew more than 1,500 students who got to witness a rare collaboration between two different university arenas: Student Affairs and Academic Affairs. Students in the interactive media department pretty much ran the show, from a…

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